The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her... show more
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.
But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.
Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.
But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.
Publish date: 2015-08
Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Wayfarers (#1)
That was such a cute comforting read. At first, I was a bit "meh", but it grew on me as I read. There is nothing groundbreaking or uniquely though provoking here, but more of a hodgepodge-crew-as-family gone on a long job, told in chapters of a more or less episodic nature. It's a bit like watchin...
When humans left a mostly destroyed earth ("When earth was all used up") humanity scattered to the stars. The Wayfarer is a ship that travels the stars and tunnels wormholes from various points. Into the mix comes Rosemary, a woman running from her past, or rather her family's past. She's never r...
Ich liebe ungewöhnliche Veröffentlichungsgeschichten. Becky Chambers Danksagung in ihrem Debütroman „The long way to a small, angry planet” zauberte mir deshalb ein entzücktes Lächeln ins Gesicht. Sie berichtet darin von der Kickstarter-Kampagne, ohne die sie ihr Buch nicht hätte veröffentlichen kön...
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